Step out of your patio door onto the gracefully tucked white powder sands, lazy sea oats and sweeping views of the shimmering turquoise waters in the serene Old Florida neighborhood of Gulf Pines, just 5 minutes east of Destin. Styled in elegant grandeur, this three level luxury beachfront retreat comprises over 4000 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 6 baths sleeping 26 comfortably on a private beach. Watch the dolphins or fall asleep listening to the waves from any of the 3 levels and travertine decks. Upon your entry, the living area is spacious and beautifully decorated with colorful sleeper sofas and 2 swivel chairs to delight in an unobstructed picture from the glass-front balcony with views of the Gulf from almost every corner. The family gathering space was built for entertainment with a home theatre that includes a Bose speaker system, Blu Ray player, and a 55” high definition television. The formal dining area seats twelve, while the open kitchen features granite countertops throughout with additional seating at the bar for four. Cook like a professional with modern Viking appliances while enjoying breathtaking views of the Gulf, and bring your favorite wines to the perfect temperature in the 12 bottle built-in wine cooler. This floor is furnished with two queen bedrooms, two full baths, one en-suite. Additionally, a separate bunk room with 4 twin beds. Each bunk bed has its’ own light and flat screen tv. Upstairs, you’ll find 3 master suites, two with beach views, including one with a private glass-front balcony and sleeper sofa for children at night or in the afternoon to curl up and enjoy reading a good book overlooking the blue waters. The two masters have king beds and generous baths, one that boasts a large, jetted soaking tub. For the kids, a separate bedroom offering new full size bunk beds direct from the Pottery Barn and a Jack and Jill bathroom. The first floor level provides private beach access, including a gas grille, a fully appointed second living area and game room complete with a full sleeper sofa. The kitchenette provides the convenience of a refrigerator, microwave, built in icemaker, separate beverage cooler and an extended wet bar for family gatherings. A second 55” television gives everyone plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their favorite shows, sporting events and movies. Cable TV and wireless WIFI are available in all the bedrooms, great room, kitchen, study and game room. First floor is complete with a laundry center with washer & dryer, full bath with walk-in shower and a bedroom with a queen size bed and stunning beach views. Exquisite beachfront luxury awaits you! Was lack of sufficient parking a problem in the past or tight spaces on a busy gulf front street? No need to worry! This home has a private double driveway on a cul-de-sac street, which accommodates parking for large families or parties on the beach! Come and unwind. Enjoy the tasteful and distinguishing features this home has to offer, and take home memories of a beautiful private beachfront paradise that you’ll never forget! The Gulf Pines community has a catch and release stocked pond for guests within a short walking distance! This property is located near Destin and Sandestin, Florida, just minutes from The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf, Beach Resort and Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall, Destin Commons, local churches, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Harbor walk Village in Destin.
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***Daily Beach Service 6 chairs, 3 umbrellas, 3 drink tables $599/stay+ tax
***Checkin 4 PM Early arrival $295 Head to the beach and Relax!
***Checkout 9:00 AM late departure by 11:00AM or later if available $295
*** MIDSTAY FRESHEN UP! Change linens in all 8 bedrooms & replace towels all 6 bathrooms $295
Private Chef available! Fee based on Menu! Call David 850-865-1211 for details
Summary of 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms:
Queen bedroom with full bathroom directly across the hallway (sleeps 2)
Gulf views, second living room & kitchenette located on this level
Sleeper sofa in second living room (sleeps 2)
Ocean front deck leads to private beach
Queen bedroom with ensuite full bathroom (sleeps 2)
Queen bedroom (sleeps 2) Gulf views
Bunk Bedroom 4 twin bunks each with flat screen tvs (sleeps 4)
Full Bathroom in hallway
Kitchen, dinning and main living room located on this level
Sleeper sofa in main living room (sleeps 2)
Ocean front deck off main living area
King bedroom (master) with ensuite full bathroom (sleeps 2) with private ocean front deck off master bedroom
Sleeper sofa in Master (sleeps 2)
King bedroom ensuite full bathroom (sleeps 2)
King bedroom (sleeps 2) with Jack 'n Jill bathroom to bunk bedroom
Bunk room full over full beds (sleeps 4)
A great house with a great location! We especially loved all of the outdoor seating that allowed us to experience the beach when we weren't on the beach. I would recommend this house and look forward to another stay in the future.
Every aspect of our week at David and Laurie's home was perfect - the location, the home, check in/check out. David went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything we needed before and during our vacation. So much room, the views!!!! and the house is simply amazing. We can't wait to visit again, truly a special home with very thoughtful and kind owners. Cannot recommend enough - truly 5/5 stars!!!!
First rate accommodations with a stunning view! Loved every minute!
Beautiful property - view could not be improved upon! Very quiet and relaxing and away from the condo crowds. We got lucky and squeezed in between two hurricanes and enjoyed fabulous weather the entire trip. The bonus kitchen downstairs is a great amenity and we also loved being able to go straight thru the garage to the beach with coolers and beach toys with no stairs! Will definitely keep this house on our list for next year!
What a great trip, the rental was perfect for our large group. David and his wife Miss Laurie made our experience the best even when we were in the middle of a pandemic! I would highly recommend using this location and individuals for your next vacation.
We stayed in The Magnificat from 12/29/2019 to 01/04/2019. This place is beautiful. Views are amazing. It is big enough for a large family to stay. It is well equipped with all your needs. The sandy beaches are a few steps away. The owner worked with me on a couple of things before we got there. The owners are friendly and very easy to communicate and work with. You will not be disappointed! We will use this place again and again!
Overall a great location and place on the beach, close to the shopping centers, if that is your thing, and on a relatively quiet stretch of beach front.
Our stay at the Magnificat was Magic for our family. We had the most wonderful time, and the location, the house, the owner, the optional activities all added up to a Magical experience for our family. My wife and I have three grown children, and three grandchildren. David was a wonderful host, and he remained available to us promptly throughout our stay, which really helped us out. We would highly recommend the Sand Castle Building Lessons! Not only did our grandchildren love this activity, but everyone pitched in and showed their creativity. Our spot on the beach, with our 5 Star, 4 Turret Sandcastle, worthy of a Disney Movie, was a hit with passersby on the beach for the rest of our stay. Our 4 year old and 8 year old granted many interviews on the finer points of their creations! Another high point for us we saved for our last night, and that was a Bonfire On the Beach! This is provided by a third party vendor, but it is not as straight forward as one might think, since the County requires a permit to be issued for every Bonfire. When we booked the Bonfire, we were under the impression it would be in front of our house, but we learned that unless the owner has an annual permit, your Bonfire will be at a remote location- not what we had counted on. For the property to be eligible to host a Bonfire, the owner has to purchase an annual permit & have it on file with the County & the Fire Department. David had done that but the Vendor was still having problems getting the permit issued, as they were having trouble locating the annual permit on file. It's a long story about how we were eventually successful in obtaining a permit even though the County stopped answering their phones in the afternoon, but after some persistence, a permit was obtained. Many thanks to David for remaining engaged in the process. So we had a Bonfire that started at sunset, & it was really great fun! We first BBQ'd on the lower deck, which is quite well equipped for this. Then our whole family was out on the beach, making S'mores, telling tales, lighting sparklers, and basking in the glow of the fire and one another's company, and just having a grand ole time! Then we simply walked back up to the house- a 100 ft stroll though the Sugar Sand of Destin. This duplex is big, the rooms were nice, the common areas were great, and the kitchen was well equipped. Master BR upstairs is awesome. 5 Star stay- you'll spend some $ but the memories are Priceless!
I would highly recommend this beach house! David and his wife were so helpful and went above and beyond for me as i had never been to Destin before and was planning a beach wedding at the Magnificat. This house held all my family and friends that attended and was a gorgeous property for inside and outside pictures! We will be back for sure!
David was great to work with and we thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in his beautiful home.